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January 30, 2023
Mid-State Conference will be March 10-12
The 8th annual ACSA Mid-State Conference is scheduled for March 10-12 at the San Luis Obispo Embassy Suites. The theme of the conference is “Navigating the Waters of School Leadership.” The conference, hosted by ACSA Regions 9, 10, 11 and 13, will present dynamic keynote speakers as well as exciting breakout sessions.
The opening session on Friday night will begin with a keynote presentation by nationally recognized author Donya Ball, Ed.D., speaking on lessons from her new book, “Adjusting the Sails: Weathering the Storms of Administrative Leadership!” Ball is a district superintendent in California. For over 20 years, she has been a change maker in public education, leading staff to inspire students to reach their full potential in preparation for life beyond the classroom. Ball also serves as program advisor and professor for graduate level administrative credential programs.
Ball will also be the featured presenter for the pre-conference from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Pre-conference attendees will also receive a copy of her new book.
On Saturday, there will be four rounds of breakout sessions on topics including gender identity, post-pandemic impact and strategies, boosting student and staff morale, developing a shared vision, numerous legal topics, distributive leadership, UTK and more. The Saturday general session will feature a live, in-person version of ACSA’s Legislative Lunch Break. The panel will be discussing current legislative issues and governmental relations.
Sunday morning will feature a panel discussion on equity with representatives from affinity associations CALSA, CAAASA and CAAPLE.
Registration includes dinner on Friday night as well as Saturday’s lunch. The conference will also include exciting exhibitors and door prizes. The cost for ACSA members to attend is $249, and a conference/pre-conference bundle costs $299. To register, go to
Region 7 held its General Membership Assembly in September. Pictured from left, Tami Garcia, Claudia Vicino, Kelene Blevins, Iván Carrillo, Region 7 President Jose Aldaco, Mark Campbell, Kathy Griggs, Mary Ann Sanders, Ramona Soto-Barajas and Araseli Zamora.
R7: General Membership Assembly features Carrillo
Region 7 held its first General Membership Assembly for the year in September at the Golf Club of Copper Valley in Copperopolis. The guest speaker was Iván Carrillo, ACSA senior director, State and Federal Governmental Relations.
Region 14 hosted members of the State Board of Education in December. From left, Region 14 past-president Beth Bray, State Board Member Ilene Straus, Student State Board Member Naomi Porter, Region 14 President-elect Linsey Gotanda, ACSA Board of Directors Member Gina Zietlow and Region 14 President Dustin Seemann.
R14: State Board of Education members visit ACSA
Region 14 hosted State Board of Education Member Ilene Straus and State Board of Education Student Member Naomi Porter on Dec. 9 to update region members on instructional initiatives and changes from the State Board of Education.
Members heard how they can impact the decisions of the State Board of Education and how to get involved in committee work.
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